Here we are rolling into week three of our eSynTM high performance characteristics series. This week we are going to look at the “Off The Charts” Lubricity of our renewable, and readily biodgradable eSynTM lubricants. Last week we explored the importance of Viscosity Index (V.I.) and how our high V.I. helps our lubricants remain stable and provide great performance at high temperatures. If you combine the power of that characteristic with our incredible lubricity you have a lubricant that will perform and protect your equipment in even the most challenging situations. Let’s take a look at Lubricity.
What is Lubricity?
Lubricity, often referred to as “film strength” is the measure of the reduction in friction and wear by a lubricant. In other words you can think of lubricity as a lubricant’s capacity to reduce friction. Or even more simply put, lubricity is the ability of a lubricant to actually do its intended job, lubricate.
The natural esters that BioBlend utilize in the testing and ultimate formulation of our high performance lubricants and industrial products provide high lubricity as a function of their natural properties. When comparing the film strength of BioBlend’s products to those of their petroleum based counterparts you will notice that BioBlend lubricants typically out performs them which leads to better performance and protection outcomes for our customers.
Why is Lubricity Important?
Lubricity is important because any time two surfaces (think metal on metal for many applications) rub against each other there is friction (think heat) produced. No matter how smooth the surfaces appear to the naked eye, at a microscopic level they are very rough. If your lubricant has low lubricity (or weak film strength) it will not be able to manage the friction caused by these rough surfaces moving across each other. If there is excess friction, we know friction causes heat, this increased heat can shorten a low lubricity lubricant’s useful life and have a negative impact on equipment performance. So low lubricity can lead to the need to use more product over time and the costly replacement or repair of equipment and parts more often as well.
As I mentioned last week we always recommend that if you do not already have a lube analysis program in place you should start one as soon as possible. There are many things that can cause equipment failures and if you are not effectively monitoring your lubricants you likely won’t know you have an issue until irreversible and costly damage has been done. Plus, if done properly, an analysis program can help you extend your drain intervals and save you money every year.
Featured BioBlend Product
We have many great lubricants and industrial products with excellent lubricity performance, but we think our BioLube Rock Drill / Hammer Pneumatic oil is the best in the business. Take a look:
BioLube RDP-E (Semi-Synthetic) – https://www.bioblend.com/products/products/rock-drill/biolube-rdp-e/
Check out this great study showing the high level of protection provided by our BioLube product.
Feel free to review some of our other great products and see how they can help you reach your operational, cost and environmental goals – https://www.bioblend.com/products/
Of course I also encourage you to either fill out a contact or quote request form on our site – https://www.bioblend.com/ or call us directly at: 630-227-1800. See you next week!